Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I'm not going to lie to you. I am a fickle blogger. I always have great intentions of writing every day, which then diminishes to several times a week, and then again to once a week or every few weeks. It's not for a lack of dedication to writing, or blogging in general but rather that I'm absolutely terrible at promoting myself...and honestly what's the point of writing in a blog if nobody is there to read it?

Recently however, amidst the busy season at work, and the last two and a half months of wedding planning I've discovered that I need a release. I know what you're thinking, "Ugh, she's going to yammer on and on about work and her upcoming nuptials, how utterly boring."  The release I was referring to however,  wasn't in regards to writing, as cathartic as that is, but rather the one I get by walking into the kitchen, recipe in hand and creating a (hopefully!) masterpiece out of raw ingredients.

MmMmMm, delicious food. Yes, it's true, I am a foodie. The problem with being a foodie, and loving to cook and bake is that you're always on the lookout for new recipes and that....that is where the trouble all began.

Over the last year I, like so many other helpless souls have become hopelessly addicted to Pinterest, the time suck of doom. I can't even count the amount of hours I've spent looking for recipes for cakes and soups and boozy cupcakes (that's important when you live in Wisconsin, friends) and organizing my 64 boards into some semblance of order. If I didn't do something about this Pinterest addiction, I'm pretty sure my fiance was going to stage a Pinterest intervention.

So, I started cooking....and I felt a little like Julie from the book Julie and Julia minus the whole blogging about Julia Childs aspect and the fact that I can definitely poach an egg without having a mental breakdown....but you know, other than that, she and I are like twins! (Yeah, not really)

The problem with Pinterest is that there are thousands of really bad recipes that people just repin without ever actually trying, and then it gets repinned, and repinned...and nobody actually tries it to see if it's good. Meanwhile the amazing recipes get overlooked because something called Jello Casserole (I still hold that it is NOT a casserole and it's nasty) is going viral.

I aim to change that, at least within my social circle, and I'll try not to be a fickle blogger this time. Perhaps I just need people to hold me accountable for posting regularly. ;)


  1. Never fear Geeky Girl - it's not about who reads your blog, so promotion isn't the point. It's about expressing yourself and having a record of what's going on in your life. When it interests other people, they will eventually find you and connect to your blog. So far, I find it an interesting and delicious start. Thinking I'll have to try the mini-German pancakes myself.

  2. Let me know what you think of them, if you make them as the recipe goes or if you make them more of a savory pancake. I'm interested to hear your results and thoughts! :)